Colour: A dense ruby/purple-tinged colour
Aroma: Intriguing aromas of kirsch, raspberry jam, wood spice, and mulberries are found in this full-bodied Petrus.
Palate: Rich, layered and pure with light to moderate tannin, but seems slightly less muscular and tannic compared to its stablemate.
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot
Awards: 95pts – James Suckling; 91pts – Wine Spectator; 95pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
Blended, these three singular terroirs with nuanced and complementary characteristics produce a generous, expressive wine with apparent structure and a dominance of black fruit. An attentive tasting reveals remarkable refinement, complexity, and a touch of violet.
History of Chateau Petrus
Château Pétrus is a Bordeaux, France, wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. A small estate of just 11.4 hectares (28 acres), it produces a red wine entirely from Merlot grapes (since the end of 2010), and produces no second wine. The estate belongs to Jean-François Moueix and his children. Petrus is easily Pomerol’s most important wine, and is one of the most notable estates in Bordeaux. It is widely regarded as the outstanding wine of the appellation and is known for being rich and powerful, with characteristics of chocolate, spice and black fruit.
Petrus is one of the world’s most collectable and expensive wines.